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Category Archives: Family traditions

What is on your fall bucket list?


Fall can be full of fun family activities…what is on your fall bucket list?  This was a Love family tradition….a hayride at the apple orchard! Labor Day has passed, and that familiar feeling of “where did the summer go?” has come and gone.  Those autumn days are approaching and as much as I love summer, …

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Fun holiday eating for your child!


Wow, the weekend seems like it was only a few hours!  Busy times in all of our homes during the holidays.  I opened my refrigerator last night and was shocked at what I saw.  After a Christmas party at our home, my choices for dinner ingredients seemed to contain either sugar or cheese!  If you …

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The weekend is here! I am going to cherish it!


What a great quote for me….remembering to keep my mind present in the moment is often a challenge…but when I am not I miss the gifts of each moment…. Friday is almost here again!  TGIF!  Brad and I have plans to be on a lake with all four of our kids this weekend and I am really looking …

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Some things never change!


Your “Mom words” never change!  🙂  I was on the phone at different times this week with each of our 4 children.  After several of my conversations I realized that even though I am in a different season of parenting than many of you, my conversations can sometimes be very similar! You:  “Try a bite….yummmm.  Try …

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TGIF! It is Fun Friday, celebrate your week!


  It is Friday, my favorite day of the week!  A day that brings me “ahhh” moments as I breathe after a busy week.  I am sure that you say, “Breathe?”  “My Friday and Saturday is like my Monday!”  Sometimes it can feel that way when you have small children at home.  Every day you …

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TGIF!!


Yes, TGIF!  It is Fun Friday!  Have you ever heard your child say ” but that’s how we always do it!”.  Most of us have heard that statement  and often we think, “Really? Always?” What our child is telling us is that what we have done in the past made an impact, it was something that was not only fun, …

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TGIF!!!


Enjoy your Friday!! My favorite day of the week is here again.  I am looking forward to a “date night” tonight.  Even with being an “empty nester”, a date night sounds exciting.  It is nice to be out and concentrating only on each other and not the pile of laundry that still is sitting in …

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Surviving the airport with children!


Heading to the airport can be such an exciting event, when you are packed, organized, and your children are prepared.  We have done it both ways, and I much prefer the calmer and organized way!  Even if you are organized, it is a challenge to maneuver a family through security, the airport, and finally settling …

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Summer…what will you do?


Summer! Well, Memorial Day Weekend is now in the past, and the first week of “summer” is quickly coming to an end.  There is just something about summer, a feeling of relaxation and freedom.  Even with grown children I look forward to the last day of school and the anticipation of long summer evenings and …

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